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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Palermo by plane, taxi, train, bus, ferry, car ferry or night bus

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Fly from Barcelona

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Palermo (PMO)

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Taxi to Girona, fly

  1. Take the taxi from Barcelona to Girona Airport
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Palermo (PMO)

Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence
  2. Take the bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello

Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Barcellona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

Ferry via Palermo

  1. Take the ferry from Barcellona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

Car ferry, ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma
  2. Take the night bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Palermo Terminal Bus

Barcelona to Palermo by train

7 Weekly Trains
27h 19m Average Duration
€172 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which costs €27 - €160 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which costs €27 - €160 and takes 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello via Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 25m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcellona and arriving at Palermo via Civitavecchia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Lyon Part Dieu, Milano Centrale and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 19m.

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It is approximately 1020 km to get from Barcelona to Palermo.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Palermo without a car is to train which takes 27h 19m and costs €170 - €340.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Barcelona to Palermo, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Palermo bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 1019.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 10m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Palermo, Italy?

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Barcelona to Palermo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Palermo via Lyon Part Dieu, Milano Centrale, and Roma Termini in around 27h 19m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€26 - €220
Flights from Girona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Girona to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €160
Flights from Girona to Palermo via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Girona to Palermo via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Girona to Palermo via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Girona to Palermo via Eindhoven, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Roma
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€170 - €240
Website
alsa.com
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Night bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Palermo Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€2 - €24
Website
Itabus
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Ferry from Barcellona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €95
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Other operators
taxi
Taxi from Barcelona to Girona Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
taxisaeropuertogirona.com

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Barcelona to Palermo train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which takes 5h 10m and costs €27 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €340 and takes 27h 19m, you could also bus, which costs €100 - €150 and takes 31h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Barcelona to Palermo bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello station.

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Barcelona to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 622+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €2 - €6.

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